More than 400 corona deaths in Berlin: 1457 new cases

More than 400 corona deaths in Berlin: 1457 new cases

The health authorities in Berlin registered 1457 new corona cases on Wednesday. This brings the total number of people infected with corona since the beginning of the pandemic to 52,063, with 31,806 being considered to have recovered.

Corona-Station Krankenhaus Bethel

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The number of corona deaths increased by 7 to 401, according to the health administration's situation report. For comparison: four weeks ago, the figure was 243 deaths. One of the three Berlin corona traffic lights is still on red - the so-called seven-day incidence. It now stands at 236 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days - 24 percent higher than a week ago. For comparison: the critical threshold for the seven-day incidence is 50, with the highest value in Berlin still being in the Mitte district (390.9) followed by Neukölln (321).
According to the management report, 300 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in intensive care units. This corresponds to an occupancy rate of 23.8 percent for the beds there with this type of patient. At the critical 25 percent mark, this traffic light would change from amber to red. The third traffic light with the so-called R-value is still green at 0.97. This indicates how many people on average are infected with the virus by a sick person.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Thursday, 19. November 2020 08:44 Uhr

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